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The Greatest Stoic Argued That Kindness Is More Manly Than Anger

What the philosopher Marcus Aurelius believed about masculinity

A statue of Marcus Aurelius on the Capitoline Hill in Rome.
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Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Just be one!

Meditations, 10.16

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Donald J. Robertson

Donald J. Robertson

Cognitive psychotherapist, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor. Check out our new graphic novel “Verissimus”: https://read.macmillan.com/lp/verissimus/